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Move File

Automation Workshop includes the Move File Action that performs automatic moving of files from source folder to specified destination folder. It keeps the folder structure, handles problem situations, and works in a fully unattended mode.

Specify files to be moved by providing file wildcards, timestamps, and other attributes. File naming can be static or dynamic where names are provided by Triggers or Actions. No coding required to create fully automated workflows.

Features & highlights

  • Move files as soon as they appear in a folder using the File & Folder Watcher Trigger.
  • Automatically move files from one folder to another without using scripts.
  • Options to automatically overwrite destination files.
  • Move files only when their name, type, attributes, or date matches the specification.
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Usage examples

  • Automatically move files to another folder when they reach a certain age.
  • Replicates a source subfolder structure in a target folder, every day, hour, or minute.
  • Move file from the "incoming files" folder to the "processed files" folder after another automated workflow finished its job.
  • Automatically move files to another location after they have been emailed, printed, downloaded, etc.


  • File · Choose files or file patterns.
  • Options · Include subfolders when moving files and configure file overwrite options.
  • Exclude · Use file name, mask, or timestamps to specify files excludable from moving.
  • Attributes · Define file system attributes for advanced exclude filtering.


  • Move File integration—Variables (manipulate data dynamically within a workflow) and Events (recorded entries that detail the activity within the system).
  • Effortlessly streamline your automation processes by visually connecting your workflow using Variable Wizard—a powerful tool to access all 1,000+ variables—system, network, Triggers, Actions, globals, web, and much more…
  • Moreover, not only utilize Move File variables, but also seamlessly integrate them with a diverse array of other file and folder variables from local disks, mapped drives, network shares, and remote servers—FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, and more…

Quick access

To streamline your workflow creation, you can locate the Move File Action throughout the entire Automation suite's search tools—including the knowledge base, menu, and Add Action feature—using the quick «MF» shortcut.

Remote relocate? Easy!

To perform file move operations directly on remote servers (fast and efficient without transferring to the local machine), use the Move Remote File Action.

Even more, for managing multiple servers and workflows over LAN or the internet, utilize the remote tools and flexible deployment features available through a simple yet efficient user interface.



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